Fear in the Night | Chicago Reader

Fear in the Night

Noirishly shaded mystery (1947) on a favorite B-movie theme: a man suspects he's committed a crime but can't remember doing it. The amnesiac goings-on, involving nightmare murders and hypnotic suggestibility, come from the singularly demented pen of mystery writer Cornell Woolrich, on whose novel Nightmare the screenplay is based. With DeForest Kelley, Paul Kelly, Ann Doran, and Kay Scott; the director is Maxwell Shane. 72 min.



  • Maxwell Shane


  • Paul Kelly
  • DeForest Kelley
  • Ann Doran
  • Kay Scott
  • Robert Emmett Keane
  • Jeff York
  • Charles Victor
  • Janet Warren
  • Michael Harvey
  • John Harmon
  • Gladys Blake
  • Stanley Farrar
  • Julia Faye
  • Dick Keane
  • Joey Ray
  • Chris Drake


  • William Pine
  • William Thomas

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